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Our most recommended Carvoeiro Day Trips

  • Albufeira: 2.5-Hour Caves & Dolphin Watching Boat Tour

    1. Albufeira: 2.5-Hour Caves & Dolphin Watching Boat Tour

    Look for dolphins and hidden caves on a half-day dolphin watching cruise of the Algarve from Albufeira. Bring your swimsuit and towel, as the activity includes a stop for a swim. Marvel at the rock formations, and access areas that other vessels can’t reach. A marine biologist will be on board to provide all necessary information about these wonderful creatures. Be aware that as dolphins are wild animals, sightings can not be guaranteed.

    The caves were beautiful! Time was wasted while people swam (less than half the group wanted to swim). So while the 20 or so people swam the rest of us were sitting in the sun with nothing to do. We should have used that time to sightsee or find dolphins. We were unable to find any but that is not the tour company's fault.

  • Algarve: Benagil Caves 2-Hour Guided Kayaking Tour

    2. Algarve: Benagil Caves 2-Hour Guided Kayaking Tour

    Visit the spectacular caves and secrets beaches near Benagil on a guided kayaking tour. Over the course of this 2-hour tour, you'll get to explore several caves, watch local fish and birdlife, and see rock formations and corals in the area. You'll learn how to correctly use the kayak with your guide who will explain the proper techniques and safety precautions that you need to take when you're inside the caves.   The tour starts from Benagil Beach before heading to some of the so-called cathedrals of the sea. You'll also be able to get out of your kayak to do some exploring on foot. Be sure to take lots of excellent photos during the course of this once-in-a-lifetime experience that will end at Benagil, one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.

    Was really amazing. I never did kayak before. But my boyfriend did so this part was easy for us. The pass for in to the caves was really great. I enjoy every moment. I should recomend in the future that for sure.

  • Albufeira: Benagil Caves & Dolphin Watching Speed Boat Tour

    3. Albufeira: Benagil Caves & Dolphin Watching Speed Boat Tour

    Enjoy a guided boat trip between Albufeira and Benagil Caves on a tour that combines nature and adventure. Discover the Algarve coastline's most iconic landscapes and keep your eyes open for playful dolphins on the way. Start your journey at the meeting point, where you will be welcomed by the crew. Skip the line at the check-in kiosk and benefit from a special welcome package. Have a coffee or some water at the coffee lounge while you wait to board the boat. After priority boarding, start your tour by cruising along the beautiful, 18km-long Algarve coastline. Listen to your knowledgeable guide and learn all about the sights you pass by. Feel the relaxing sea breeze and be amazed by the coastal view. Head inside the famous Benagil caves to admire this rock formation. Take amazing pictures of the caves and capture the light entering them. Spot São Rafael and Marinha beaches, among the ...

    Everything was good but we saw dolphins for only 2 minutes. I was hoping it would take longer.

  • Portimão: 90-Minute Benagil Sea Caves Speedboat Adventure

    4. Portimão: 90-Minute Benagil Sea Caves Speedboat Adventure

    Speed along the Algarve coastline and explore its beautiful caves in this speedboat adventure. Meet next to the ruins of the San Francisco Convent. Enjoy piece of mind from a quick safety briefing with the crew members and grab your life jacket. Step on board the brand new speedboat and get ready to explore the Algarve coastline. Admire breathtaking cliffs and discover the secret sandy beaches only accessible by boat as you zip across the water. Be awed at the natural beauty of the Benagil Sea Caves. This essential Algarve site was formed by natural erosion creating a huge sunlit cavern.

    Fantastic value for money, saw lots of caves, great commentary and fun Speed boat. Our group of 9 didn’t need to wear masks as we were all sitting together. They even stopped out at sea and we went for a swim. Great experience

  • Benagil: Benagil Caves Kayaking Experience

    5. Benagil: Benagil Caves Kayaking Experience

    Be at one with nature with this environmentally-friendly kayaking experience, and explore along the coast and inside several caves of Benagil. This 2-hour guided tour will not only show to you these breathtaking caves, but also explain their formation, surrounding nature, and natural life.   Begin at Benagil beach, from where you will be run through an introduction on kayaking, and the safe management of your kayak once inside the caves. Afterward, kayak to the Golden Beach of Marinha. On the way, you will enter into several small and big caves. On the return journey, take a 20-minute stop at the beach inside the Benagil Cave for some unforgettable pictures.

    Amazing experience and the team that made you feel welcome and made this experience truely unforgettable

  • Albufeira: 2.5-Hour Dolphin Watching and Caves Cruise

    6. Albufeira: 2.5-Hour Dolphin Watching and Caves Cruise

    Look for dolphins and other marine life off the coast of the Algarve on a 2.5-hour cruise. Depart from the Marina de Albufeira and head towards Carvoeiro Beach enjoying the breathtaking landscapes, pleasant weather and crystal clear waters of Portugal's southern shore along the way. Marvel at the contrast of colors between the rocky cliffs and caves, the blue of the sea and the indigenous flora and fauna. Get a safety briefing to ensure you are comfortable once on board the boat, and benefit from the services of an experienced captain throughout the journey. Explore a selection of sea caves along the coast of the Algarve, looking for dolphins and other animals on your adventure. Enter the caves for up-close encounters, and swim next to beautiful beaches to make this an experience to remember for a lifetime.

    Gezellige uurtjes. Deden echt hun best om de dolfijnen te zoeken. Ook gelukt trouwens!

  • Portimão: Half-Day Catamaran Cruise to Benagil & Carvoeiro

    7. Portimão: Half-Day Catamaran Cruise to Benagil & Carvoeiro

    Depart from the marina in Portimão and sail towards the beautiful caves of Algar de Benagil. Enjoy the fantastic views of Praia da Rocha, Farol de Alfazina, Praia de Carvoeiro, Praia de Benagil, and Praia da Marinha throughout this 3.5-hour catamaran cruise. Admire the stunning rock formations dotted along the coast, which date back to the Jurrasic period. Drop anchor at the bay of João de Arens bay where you can top up your tan, swim, or do some paddle boarding or snorkeling. Be sure to keep a lookout for the friendly dolphins who inhabit the waters of the region.

    Great experience, staff was awesome and felt like a luxury yet fun experience! Good value for money with drinks on board at a very reasonable price!

  • From Portimão: 2-Hour Benagil Caves Boat Tour

    8. From Portimão: 2-Hour Benagil Caves Boat Tour

    Depart from Portimão and take in breathtaking views of the coast on your way to these world-famous caves. With the small boat it will be possible sail inside some of them, the most popular one being Algar de Benagil. Your knowledgeable guide will show you caves so hidden, that you wouldn't spot them one your own. They will also explain all there is to know about these natural formations and reveal some of their secrets. Travel in comfort on this boat tour that can be adapted to your needs, in case you want to stay longer in a specific cave.

    The experience to visit the caves was wonderful. One must go for sure. Its a No miss. There were 12 people on the speed boat and 2 guides.However the chairs were uncomfortable. But it was a matter of 1. 5 hours so I was Ok. But People with back or knee problems should not take this boat.

  • Algarve 3-Hour Caves and Coastline Boat Trip

    9. Algarve 3-Hour Caves and Coastline Boat Trip

    Enjoy some time at sea on your Algarve vacation. Explore the beautiful coastline of the Algarve and its caves, on a 3-hour sail from Albufeira to the Carvoeiro area, on a fully equipped and comfortable catamaran. The excursion departs from the Albufeira marina, on the Algarve coast, and heads out along the coastline, taking you to see some spectacular caves and rock formations. This splendid catamaran features a lounge and a bar, free WiFi, and a fly bridge area that allows you to enjoy the scenery in full (access not included in the price). With a swimming stop during the cruise, you’ll also be able to enjoy the warm sea waters as well.

    Trip well organized, Not too crowded, friendly staff and ambient. A very good experience

  • From Portimão: Catamaran Cruise to Benagil Caves with BBQ

    10. From Portimão: Catamaran Cruise to Benagil Caves with BBQ

    Depart from Portimão and pass by the pretty fishing village of Ferragudo and the historic castle that overlooks the beach. Cruise at ease towards the east and don’t forget your camera to capture the beautiful coastal scenery along the way. Head towards the grottoes at Benagil, where on small boats the tour will take you into different grottoes. Marvel at the natural rock formations and be transported to the beach, where you can soak in the sun. In the meantime, the crew prepares a delicious BBQ for you on the beach with bread, salad, mixed grill, red or white wine, water, orangeade.  Travel back while passing by some of the beautiful, secluded cove beaches around Carvoeiro. Enjoy the beautiful views and create a holiday memory that you won’t forget.

    Amazing day! The tour of the caves was excellent, the beach we stopped at for the bbq was spectacular and the food was delicious! We will be going on this tour again when we’re back in Portimao, couldn’t recommend it enough and great value for money

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What people are saying about Carvoeiro

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 966 reviews

Very good trip , we didn’t get to see dolphins but the guys brought us to where there was a whale sighting and saw that instead and was breathtaking. We then went to the cave we’re the guides we’re very knowledgeable we also stopped for a swim before heading back.

We had a wonderful boat tour around different caves & got the chance to see the dolphins at the beginning of our tour. The guides really did their best for us to see the dolphins as they are not in captivity.

Amazing experience and the team that made you feel welcome and made this experience truely unforgettable

Thank you for your friendliness and kindness, very fun and interesting trip ! I enjoyed it a lot !

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